Opinion: Time to take on the Democratic Party establishment

I am disgusted by what happened in New York City last night, November 15th, 2011, and what has been happening across the nation over the last few days. There has been a coordinated effort to attack us with local police, but Bloomberg and his kind cannot evict a movement. It will only grow, and we will leave the Democratic Party behind.

Yeah, I said it. Goodbye, Dems. You have failed us.

Today I read that incompetent Democratic Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Democratic Portland Mayor Sam Adams actually admitted that their respective cities coordinated the crackdown on the #Occupy Movement with Homeland Security, DoJ and the FBI. Who created DHS? Democrats. Who runs the executive branch? Democrats. The President? Only out for himself.

The Democrats refused to help #OWS.  The Democratic Party is morally bankrupt and spineless. We have seen how Obama and Democratic establishment have let #OccupyWallStreet down. They promised us everything, and have given us nothing. The local Democratic Party in Panama City is pretty much non-existent. George Soros is not paying us. Big Labor and ACORN are not paying us.  Those are all propaganda and lies from the evil Fox News, defenders of the 1%.

To the assorted conservatives, cranks, wingnuts etc: If #OWS is a Democratic Party front, where is the public support from them? From the President? Nowhere. Republicans, #OWS is way beyond your petty partisan squabbles.

The Tea Party originally started to take over the GOP establishment, against cronyism, the Federal reserve and mounting debt but you lost sight of the original goals of the movement. Enough with the attacks on the Occupy movement. You should join us, because you are NOT rich, and never will be. The Democrats are regulating you to death and the GOP is the party of the rich. You have no home. The system has failed you. It has failed all of us.

We will take on the Democratic establishment, not take over. There is nothing there to take over, just a collection of individuals with a (D) beside their name.

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Winston Churchill


4 responses to “Opinion: Time to take on the Democratic Party establishment

  1. The change we wish to see in the world is us.
    Appreciate all the passion that Occupy movement has stirred up. Time to push it over the top. Get more actively involved.
    Thanks for your inspiring post.

  2. This is my first time on this site. Looks good. What do we do to try and bring all the ideas out there together? Or, do we need to? This is one of the agenda items on tonight’s Weds. Nov 16th, OPC meeting at Gaston Hideaway on Harrison Ave. I am not the one to lead this discussion as I feel a bit lost. Hope to see some sponsors of these sites there.

  3. There is the Green Party which for years has been working and electing Greens to local office where grassroots democracy is key. The Democrats and Repubicans have locked us out of the National debates, but at the local level Greens have participated and shown local citizens that there are alternatives. Ten Key Values are the foundation.
    1) Grassroots Democracy: Increase public participation at every level of government and create new types of organizations which expand the process of participatory democracy.
    2) Social Justice and Equal Opportunity: Consciously confront the barriers of racism, class oppression, sexism, homophobia, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment and equal justice under the law.
    3.) Ecological Wisdom: We are part of nature, not separate from it. We support a sustainable society which utilizes resources so that future generations will benefit and not suffer from our practices.
    4.) Non-Violence: Demiltarize without being naive about the intentions of other governments. Promote non-violent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree.
    5.) Decentralization: Restructure social, political and economic institutions away from a system mostly benefiting the powerful few, to a more democratic and more local system.
    6.) Community Based Economics: Move to new definitions of work, jobs and income that reflect the changing economy, workplace democracy and wealth created by those outside the monetary economy.
    7.) Feminism and Gender Equity: Replace the cultural ethics of domination and control with more cooperative ways of interacting that respect differences of opinion and gender.
    8.) Respect for Diversity: Many diverse elements of society should be reflected in our organizations and decision-making bodies. Respect life forms other than our own and preserve biodiversity.
    9.) Personal and Global Responsibility: Encourage individuals to act to improve their personal well-being and, at the same time, join with others to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet.
    10.) Future Focus And Sustainability: Make the quality of life, rather than open-ended economic growth, the focus of future thinking, by assuring that our policies are responsible to future generations.